Travel and accommodation

Home to more than 150 nationalities, Dubai boasts the most modern amenities found anywhere in the world – both in its entrepreneurial business environment, and things to do, see and experience.

The words ‘first, tallest, deepest, most expensive, lavish, outlandish’ could have been created for this city. Where else would you find a seven-star hotel, visit a series of 200 man-made islands in the shape of the countries of the world, or climb the world’s tallest building?

There is a vibrant and cosmopolitan air about Dubai. But amidst all this modernity, the age-old souks still attract those who like to haggle, and only a few kilometres into the magnificent desert there are still camels roaming free.

Getting to Dubai:

Dubai is ideally situated at the crossroads of Europe, Asia and Africa, meaning that one-third of the world’s population is within a four-hour flight. More than 125 airlines fly to Dubai from destinations around the world, and a first-rate network of highways connect Dubai and neighbouring GCC countries. Check your visa entry requirements to ensure you have a valid visa to travel to the UAE if needed.

Getting around Dubai:

The Dubai Metro is straight-forward and stress-free and has stations positioned in prime areas across the city including a dedicated station at the Dubai World Trade Centre. And wherever you are in the city, you can easily flag down a high-quality metered taxi. To make the most of Dubai’s public transport system, purchase a prepaid NOL card, which can be used for the Metro, Tram, buses and taxis. NOL cards can be purchased from any of Dubai’s Metro stations and selected bus stations.


Take your pick from Dubai’s huge choice of hotels to suit every taste, need and budget. These include four excellent hotels forming part of the complex at Dubai World Trade Centre – The Apartments, Novotel World Trade Centre, IBIS World Trade Centre, and IBIS One Central. Find out more here.